Pet Tarantula Care– ALL You NEED to Know!

Keeping and Caring for Tarantulas as Pets Tarantula 101 Tarantulas are large, hairy spiders that have been often been vilified by stories in books, movies, and urban legends. Let’s take a look at these animals through the lens of truth, rather than fiction, as see if we can’t help improve their image. Tarantulas are the…

Best Tarantula Enclosures

WHAT SHOULD YOUR TARANTULA LIVE IN?  Again, a pet tarantula is best regarded like a pet fish.  You want to provide a secure living environment for your fish, as it would die if it got out.  Same for your tarantula.  The Best Tarantula Enclosures for a Happy Spider! Your home may be cozy to you,…

What Do Tarantulas Eat?

Pretty much anything they can overpower! Most thrive on a diet of insects, such as crickets, roaches, grasshoppers, etc. Some tarantulas will eat larger prey, such as frogs, small lizards, and even mice. In captivity, however, crickets and roaches will do just fine! Here’s What To Feed Your Tarantula And Keep It Healthy! Tarantulas do…

Are Tarantulas Poisonous?

The great thing about this question is that I am often asked this while I have a tarantula crawling on my hand. Now, I like some excitement in my life, but putting myself at risk is not my idea of fun. If tarantulas were dangerous, I would definitely not be impressing anyone by holding one. Are Tarantulas Poisonous…

How Much is a Tarantula?

So You Want to Buy a Tarantula… During the course of visiting folks with our eight legged friends, we often get asked questions about obtaining a pet tarantula. So I added this section to help answer some of these what, where, and why questions about getting your first pet tarantula. How Much is a Tarantula…

Tarantula Molt

Tarantulas, like all arthropods, must shed their exoskeletons to grow. This act is called ecdysis or molting, and is a very important facet of a spider’s life. The process of molting begins long before a tarantula’s carapace finally splits off and a shiny “new” spider begins sliding out of its old shell. Tarantula Molting and…

How Long Do Tarantulas Live

How Long Do Tarantulas Live Some tropical species of tarantula live an average of 10 to 15 years. Other species, like many of the New World terrestrial spiders, can live over 30 years (females). Compare that to the few months that many common house spiders live, and you’ll see another reason that we consider tarantulas…

Skeleton Tarantula or Ephebopus murinus

These Skeleton Tarantulas or Ephebopus murinus are the duckbill platypus of tarantulas! They have forelegs that are flattened at the ends like an arboreal species, yet they prefer to burrow. They possess the velvety and smallish rear-ends of baboon spiders, yet are indigenous to the Americas. Skeleton Tarantula or Ephebopus Murinus Care The wildest feature…

Avicularia Versicolor Care Guide

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One of the most stunning tarantulas in appearance. Mature adults are clothed in iridescent hues of red, purple, green, and blue. Despite the name, they do not have pink “toes”. Avicularia Versicolor – Food, Habitat and Care Common Avicularia versicolor names Mygale Matoutou Matou Falaise Martinique Pinktoe 2nd and 3rd instar are a gorgeous sapphire…